The President's Mystery Plot Author:Franklin Delano Roosevelt, et al. Just what is the President's Mystery Plot? From the Introduction by Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. "On Sunday evening, May 12, 1935, the President of the United States was entertaining a few friends at an informal supper in the White House....In the course of the evening, the talk turned to mystery thrillers....Fulton Oursler asked whether the Presid... more »ent had ever thought of writing a mystery himself.
Roosevelt chuckled and said, "To tell you the truth, I have often thought about it. In fact, I have carried the plot for a mystery in my mind for years. But I can't find solution to my own plot! And I've never found anyone else who could either."
Out of this conversation came a unique event in publishing histery - a "chain" mystery novel in which each chapter is written by a different major author of the day. But like Rosevelt, none of them was able to solve "the President's mystery plot" and so it remained unsolved until Perry Mason entered the case.
The President's Mystery Plot is "high camp" entertainment at its best. If you like wild adventure, zany humor and a truly absorbing mystery plot--plus the pop-art illustrations of Arnold Roth--then The President's Mystery Plot is for you. "A literaty curiosity that's plain fun." Publisher's Weekly.« less